Trevor Immelman wins the Masters

April 14, 2008 01:02 PM
by findingDulcinea Staff
The 28-year old South African won his first career major, finishing three strokes ahead of second-place Tiger Woods.

30-Second Summary

Just four months ago, Trevor Immelman was in the hospital, hoping that he didn’t have cancer. Now he is the champion of golf’s most prestigious tournament.

Immelman held off tournament favorite Tiger Woods in the final round, shooting a respectable 75 under difficult conditions that produced many high scores. Woods failed to mount the charge that many in the gallery were hoping for, shooting par for the day.

Last year’s champion, Zach Johnson, presented Immelman with the green jacket. As with Johnson, few people predicted Immelman would be on the leader board before the tournament began.

With accurate drives, smart play and clutch putting, Immelman took a two-stroke lead into the final round. Taking the advice of his mentor—golf legend and fellow South African Gary Player—he remained calm as his closest rivals fell off the pace and Woods struggled to make a comeback.

Headline Link: Immelman wins the Masters

Background: Immelman’s cancer scare and Gary Player’s influence

Opinion & Analysis: How Immelman beat Woods and the field

Reference: Masters Guide


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